Shak Adams
Personal information
Full name Shakeem Adams
Date of birth (1998-09-07) September 7, 1998 (age 24)
Place of birth Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Position(s) Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
North Carolina FC
(On loan from Charleston Battery)
Number 12
Youth career
Tennessee SC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 71 (23)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 Nashville SC U23 14 (4)
2019 Seattle Sounders FC U-23 11 (1)
2020–2021 FC Tucson 38 (12)
2022– Charleston Battery 9 (0)
2022–North Carolina FC (loan) 5 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of August 15, 2022

Shakeem "Shak" Adams (born September 7, 1998) is an American soccer player who currently plays for USL League One club North Carolina FC, on loan from the USL Championship's Charleston Battery.

Playing career

Youth, college and amateur

Shak played youth soccer at Tennessee Soccer Club,[1] before playing college soccer at Florida Gulf Coast University from 2016 to 2019. During his time with the Eagles, Adams made 71 appearances, scoring 23 goals and tallying 16 assists.[2]

Whilst at college, Adams played in the USL League Two with Nashville SC U23 in 2017[3] and Seattle Sounders FC U-23 in 2019.[4]

MLS SuperDraft

On January 13, 2020, Adams was selected 54th overall in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft by Nashville SC.[5] However, he was released by the club in late February.[6]

FC Tucson

On February 27, 2020, Adams signed with USL League One side FC Tucson.[7] He made his professional debut on July 25, 2020, appearing as a 70th-minute substitute in a 2-1 win over Fort Lauderdale CF.[8]

Charleston Battery

On January 20, 2022, Adams made the move to USL Championship side Charleston Battery.[9]

North Carolina FC (loan)

On July 8, 2022, Adams was loaned to USL League One club North Carolina FC for the remainder of the 2022 season.[10] Adams made his debut for North Carolina on July 9, 2022, during a 1-1 draw with Union Omaha.[11]


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